Ownership pros, cons

March 26, 2007 My Aunt Rose, who happens to be a retired veterinarian, finally convinced me last weekend that I needed to get my dog spayed. I love my dog Molly.

Eventually getting there

March 22, 2007 Several weeks ago, a very nice caller suggested that I write a column about John Newton, who wrote the hymn “Amazing Grace,” and a bit about William Wilberforce, who pushed anti-slave trad

A little misbehaving

March 19, 2007 I was in Wal-Mart Friday night with my kids when my four-year-old decided she wanted something in the power tool section.

Lying to ourselves

March 15, 2007 It’s payback time for the years I’ve abused when I should have refused. Sugar, that is.

Driving out snakes

March 15, 2007 The last glacial age drove the snakes out of Ireland. St. Patrick gets the credit.

Getting top billing

March 14, 2007 One can fall from grace, flat on their face and up a mountain.

Children need protection

March 14, 2007 Letter to the Editor: Something is very wrong in our society when abusing an animal brings a harsher penalty and a higher bond than abusing a child.